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The level of need in the population

Background papers: Lifestyle and wider determinants :: Healthy weight [Update in progress] :: Diet and physical activity :: The level of need in the population

Currently there are no suitable methods for collecting comprehensive local data on diet and nutrition.

The percentage of adults achieving at least 150 minutes of at least moderate intensity physical activity per week (in accordance with UK CMO recommended guidelines on physical activity), is 53.4% in Medway, compared to 56% across England [1].

Local Healthy Start data indicates that the uptake of vitamins for children and mothers are very low which reflects the national picture. Vouchers for fruits and vegetables are being used but the reason for the lack of vitamin uptake is unknown.


References

[1]   Public Health England. Health ProfilesPublic Health England. http://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/health-profiles .